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Karai Crab

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901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
+1 808-952-6990
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Sunset Beach, Hawaii
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This crab is SOOO good...they serve all kinds from Snow crab, to Alaskan King crab, with these amazing butters, from garlic, to Ghost pepper butter, and some in between. The flavor of the crab and sauce they make is really wonderful. They have side dishes that are so so, but their house salad has very fresh vegetables and we enjoyed... More 

Thank Jacque R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A nice casual restaurant. The king crab claws were sweet & succulent. The spices & sauces was delicious. And the host was very friendly.

Thank HappyHolidays03
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came due to a crave for seafood and some very good reviews on Yelp. The restaurant is not exactly near the tourisy area but that's perfect, because it is not as over crowded! We ordered some sake clams as appetizer, the garlic noodles, some snow crabs and effortless shrimps for our meal and EVERYTHING was amazing!... More 

Thank luvlytraveler
Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love Crab and Lobster, large one's especially...then this is the restaurant to go to. We had Lobster, Dungeness & Snow crab...all of it was absolutely delicious especially in the Karai Special. The servings are large and the crab/lobster are big so you definitely won't go hungry. One of our party [who said he likes hot & spicy] chose the 3rd... More 

Thank Sue M
Dallas, Texas, United States
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Ubered over to this place... so worth the trip out of the Waikiki. Make it, you won't be disappointed. Friendly and helpful staff, delicious food. Try the Li Hing Margarita... Yummo!

Thank Amanda R
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Honolulu hot & spicy reall good seafood restaurant. You can select you own spicy's scale. So delicious!!! Je reviendrai (I'll be back )

Thank pham_dv
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The formula at Karaoke Crab is simple: pick your seafood, your sauce (butter, garlic, etc.) and you're level of spice ( mild to ghost pepper). Your food will be delivered in a bowl and will be worth the wait. My wife loved the cioppino, an Italian seafood stew along with the garlic noodles and cornbread. We intend on returning tonight!!

Thank Bailey L
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We came here after having hot & juicy in Las Vegas. The staff were extremely friendly and the food was amazing! The staff even gave us free dessert after they had mistaken my bf for a local but realised we are Australian. I believe the owner took the photo attached and put it up on his website. I would definitely... More 

Thank Rikkilee F
Sydney Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I am so glad i made my family jump in a 5min taxi ride from Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort to dine at Karai Crabs! We have tried all other places ie Raging Crabs..etc but this place tops it all. The seafood are not all olaced in a bag and shaken...they are delightfully marinated individually as per request and presented in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed by the setting of the restaurant. We made reservations and got a great table by the waterfalls. Eating seafood in a setting like that was well worth the trip. Pricing is not bad considering you are eating seafood. The service was not bad, the manager really made us feel special. To top off the night we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-952-6990
Karai Crab is a fun and spicy seafood restaurant. Located next to the historic Willows Restaurant in Moiliili, 5 to 10 minutes away from Waikiki. Menu offerings include Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, Clams, Fried Catfish, Cioppino, and much more! Bold flavors in all sauces created by Executive Chef, Miles Miyamoto will have you asking for more! Karai Crab offers a kid-friendly menu as well as Take Out. See you at Karai!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?